Jose Rodriguez, Center Director
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Welcome to Cross Canyon KinderCare in San Antonio, helping families in Jones Maltsberger and Bitters neighborhoods for over 25 years.
Jose Rodriguez, Center Director
Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.
Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Partnering with parents to promote each child's optimal development. Creating a love of learning that lasts lifetime.
Every day is a new chance to inspire children.
JR came to KinderCare in the summer of 2004, fell in love and has never left. JR has worked in all areas of the center from the School Age room (his favorite), the kitchen, as a van driver and as the Learning Adventures teacher. His passion is serving the children in his center and community. A proud father of two wonderful boys and married to his high school sweetheart; JR is committed to his center and the children he serves everyday. JR would love for your family to join us at the Heimer KinderCare where a lifetime of learning begins.
Every day we have a chance to help a child reach their full potential.
Audrey has worked for KinderCare for the past four years and says that it has been an absolute privilege. Audrey is a wife and a proud mother of two girls and one boy. She would not want to bring her children anywhere else other than KinderCare. Prior to her joining our company, her daughter and son both attended KinderCare centers. Since joining our team, each day has been a journey filled with smiling faces, growth, development, and love. She enjoys the children, families, and staff. She loves to listen to every child's individual stories. Her inspiration to come to work each day comes from the incredible team she works with and the joy that the children bring every day.
Children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate.
Lisa's goal is to ensure children progress through a scope and sequence of developmentally appropriate learning objectives and milestones throughout their time in my program. Your child will have access to various activities throughout the day. In my classroom, the curriculum theme is enhanced through the writing center, assorted building blocks and other construction materials; props for dramatic play; books; paints and other art materials; and table toys such as matching games, pegboards, and puzzles. Lisa will encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions. Lisa is passionate about the education and well being of the children in her care.
My goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities. I fill each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning. Communication is important to me, so you’ll receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent / teacher conferences. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Outside door is locked all the time. Key Pad Entry, Chimes on all doors to classrooms, Head counts throughout the day, All teachers are background checked and finger printed, CPR and first AID, SIDS traning.
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.
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